French Grammar

The French grammar allows you to manipulate the vocabulary to obtain multiple forms of a word. The grammatical rules below are the most important in French and help connect words or shape the structure. We start with the prepositions:

And: et  Audio Under: sous  Audio
Before: avant  Audio After: après  Audio
Inside: à l'intérieur  Audio Outside: à l'extérieur  Audio
With: avec  Audio But: mais  Audio
For: pour  Audio From: à partir de  Audio
To: à  Audio In: dans  Audio


Questions and Adverbs

To ask questions, use the following:

What?: quoi ?  Audio Who?: qui ?  Audio
How?: comment ?  Audio Why?: pourquoi ?  Audio
Where?: où ?  Audio

Some of the most important time adverbs:

Never: jamais  Audio Rarely: rarement  Audio
Sometimes: parfois  Audio Usually: habituellement  Audio
Always: toujours  Audio Very: très  Audio


Most commonly used pronouns in French:

I: je  Audio You: tu (friendly), vous (polite)  Audio
He: il  Audio She: elle  Audio
We: nous  Audio They: ils (masc.), elles (fem.)  Audio

To express the possession of something [possessive form]:

My: mon  Audio Your: ton (sing.), votre (sing. polite), vos (plur.)   Audio
His: son  Audio Her: sa  Audio
Our: notre  Audio Their: leur  Audio

Grammar in a sentence

Some random verbs to show how it's being used:

I speak English: je parle anglais  Audio
You speak French: vous parlez français  Audio
He speaks German: il parle allemand  Audio
She speaks Italian: elle parle italien  Audio
I visited France: j'ai visité la france  Audio
I will drink milk: je boirai du lait  Audio


Some extra grammatical structures:

I understand you: je vous comprends  Audio
I don't understand you: je ne vous comprends pas  Audio
I don't speak French: je ne parle pas français  Audio
This is my house: voici ma maison  Audio
That restaurant is far: ce restaurant est loin  Audio
No problem: aucun problème  Audio

The above French grammar can provide tools to use in coordination with the French vocabulary to obtain some popular French phrases.

French Phrases

French Vocabulary


Did you know? Grammar can help you increase your vocabulary dramatically. Grammar is like a tool which helps you manipulate words in a sentence by changing the shape and location of a word to create something new out of the old one.